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Road Post Work

Reported in the Complaint category anonymously at 11:34, Wed 18 September 2019

Sent to Hounslow Borough Council 2 minutes later

Ref No 14225675 Replying to your email Dear Mr Pharro,

Thank you for your enquiry. The fine milling process is rehabilitation of the old surface. Many of the concrete roads in the borough have required treatment at some stage of their lives, in the past the option has always been to re-cover the surface usually in asphalt but as the roads are weathered and trafficked the surface layer becomes thinner and we see delamination. A form of pot holing, where water gets under the asphalt surface via the worn areas and lifts it from the underlying concrete.

By fine milling these roads and taking them back to the original concrete surface we remove this problem. The concrete surface is then fine milled to remove any deviations in the surface and bring them to a uniform level. The joints between the concrete slabs and any underlying damage such as hair line cracking is then treated with a flexible armascreed joint treatment, which expands and contracts with the concrete.

Fine milling is an alternative to time-consuming and expensive complete rehabilitation. The Fine milling method we use is effective when traffic safety is severely compromised by undulations, ruts or a slippery surface

My Response If one is considering the overall cost why was the height and kerbs Condition not addressed prior to the rehabilitation of the Road Surface, was this Looked at During the planning of this Work, retro curb adjustment must be more Expensive

Compared to a complete rebuild of these concrete roads this is a fast and environmentally efficient solution that is capable of taking the edge off hazardous stretches of road and rejuvenating the carriageway making it a maintenance free, good solid road surface for many years to come, freeing up monies to be used on other roads and footpaths in the borough which may not have the same structurally sold foundations.

My Response Sorry the last sentence does not reflect the Road Condition Post Rehabilitation

Regarding the height of the kerbs on Norfolk Road, it has been noted that these were excessive prior to the fine milling and indeed on the verge of falling out in some areas and combined with the action of vehicles pulling on and off the footway, this can only cause further damage. We agree that treatment is required. We are looking into solutions for this with the Borough and will advise residents within the next couple of weeks of our plans to mitigate this. My Response Again how come you can agree now re the kerbs condition and not prior to the Work

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